Toxic Spill in Hungary Could Take One Year to Clean Up

We may earn a commission from links on this page.

The toxic red sludge spill in Hungary that killed four people Monday could take a year to clean up, authorities there said. Meanwhile, workers are still trying to stop the spill from spreading to the Danube and Raba rivers.

So far, at least seven towns have been hit, and 7,000 Hungarians have been directly affected by the spill from an alumina plant. Four people are dead and six are missing, with 120 injured so far. The owner of the Ajkai Timfoldgyar plant said the sludge is not hazardous, by EU standards. We'll see how that statement holds up.


Here's video of the spill from Russia Today:


[Image via AP]